Letters to the editor, Dec. 13-15, 2017 on Park Record

Carolyn Wawra
Executive director, Recycle Utah

Turkey drive was again a success


The week before Thanksgiving, the Park City Board of Realtors celebrated the 16th Anniversary of the Park City Turkey Drive at the Market at Park City.

Our goal this year was 2,500 turkeys – and we did it! 850 turkeys were donated to the Park City Christian Center along with hundreds of pounds of non-perishable food items for distribution to both Summit and Wasatch counties. The remaining birds were picked up by other local food pantries and the Utah food bank for distribution beyond.

This drive is made possible by the many members, colleagues and friends of the Park City Board of Realtors that always give generously. You have again shown your compassion and without you, the number of people enjoying a Thanksgiving dinner would not be possible. To Rick Otto, Mario Ferreira, and Barclay Butera and their many clients and friends, a ginormous heartfelt thank you for your generous contributions during the Wednesday fund raising event that started this year’s momentum. Finally a great big thank you to the many members of our wonderful community who again supported the turkey drive this year. Together we are making a big difference by “giving hunger the bird.” Because of all of you, over 15,000 people will be thankful you provided them with a turkey dinner this Thanksgiving.

The turkeys for the annual drive are provided entirely by Mike Holmes at The Market in Park City. He has been our ardent supporter for the past 16 years and for two days Mike and his staff commit their time and resources to ensuring the success of this event.

Thank you to our many volunteers, and to our Realtor and affiliate friends for their support and a very special thanks to the entire Park City community for your incredible generosity. We hope you will put the 17th Annual Turkey Drive on your 2018 calendar.

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